CNN caught playing porn for a half hour straight (Updated)

Article updated with RCN’s statement.

If you are following Hackread.com you may have already enjoyed stories where hackers turned billboards and bus station screens into an adult movie theater but how would you feel knowing Cable News Network (CNN), a mainstream news channel was playing porn for straight 30 minutes for its Boston audience?

What happened is that on ThanksGiving night around 11PM EST when viewers were waiting for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, an American travel, and food show the channel accidentally played 30 minutes of pornographic content.

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The person who noticed the content first goes by the name of Rose (@solikearose on twitter) and according to a Tweet, she taunted RCNconnects for broadcasting adult content on CNN rather than the original show. RCN is a TV service provider responsible for broadcasting CNN for Boston viewers.

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Update:

Originally, The Independent was the first website to report this news. Later on, YahooThe Daily Mail, Variety, Mashable, Esquire, The New York Post and several other news outlets published the story. However, now Yahoo reports that RCN is denying broadcasting adult content on CNN.

RCN statement denying broadcasting adult content on CNN:

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Stay tuned.

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Carolina

Carolina works for HackRead as a technical writer. She is a Brazilian traveller who has been to almost every country around the world. She has a keen interest in technology, gadgets and social media.